Ty Burr
July 09, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

House of Cards (movie)

type
Movie
Current Status
On Hiatus
mpaa
PG-13
seasons
1
performer
Tommy Lee Jones, Kathleen Turner, Asha Menina
director
Michael Lessac

We gave it a C-

Kathleen Turner stridently overplays as a widowed architect too self-absorbed to see that her 6-year-old daughter (the spookily placid Asha Menina) is withdrawing into a quasi-autistic state. Touching on everything from virtual reality to Mayan mythology, Michael Lessac’s debut film is an earnest hash that wastes Tommy Lee Jones in a Noble Shrink role. Still, the unpredictability keeps you watching, and there’s one astounding visual effect involving a girl, a tree, and some finger paint.

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